Reuters India – ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Travis Head scored an unbeaten half-century on his home debut to give Australia hope of reeling in India’s first innings lead at the close of day two of the first test on Friday.

Summary

  • ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Travis Head scored an unbeaten half-century on his home debut to give Australia hope of reeling in India’s first innings lead at the close of day two of the first test on Friday.
  • Australia were 191 for seven, with Head 61 not out and tailender Mitchell Starc on eight, still 59 runs short of India’s modest total of 250 after another baking hot day at Adelaide Oval.
  • Tim Paine’s side resumed on 117 for four after tea, with Peter Handscomb and Head tasked with salvaging the innings after spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tore through the top order with three wickets.
  • Starc and Head negotiated the nervous final overs to give Australia hope of mustering enough runs on day three to remain competitive.
  • India lost their final wicket on the first ball of the morning but Australia’s batsmen were equally quick to squander the advantage.


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